Shire of York

The Shire of York is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, covering an area of 2,133 square kilometres (824 sq mi) just beyond the eastern fringe of Perth's metropolitan area. The Shire's seat of government is the town of York.

Shire of York
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population3,606 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1.69081/km2 (4.3792/sq mi)
Area2,132.7 km2 (823.4 sq mi)
Council seatYork
State electorate(s)Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s)Pearce
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WebsiteShire of York
LGAs around Shire of York:
Mundaring Northam Cunderdin
Mundaring Shire of York Quairading
Kalamunda Beverley Beverley


The Shire of York was established as the York Road District on 24 January 1871. The townsite of York separated as the Municipality of York (later the Town of York) ten weeks later on 7 March 1871. It became a shire on 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all road districts into shires. The Town of York merged back into the shire on 15 March 1965.[2]


The council was previously split into three wards - Town (4 councillors), West (2 councillors) and East (3 councillors) - but these were abolished and an election for 6 councillors for the entire Shire was held on 6 May 2006.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "York (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

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Coordinates: 31°53′S 116°46′E / 31.883°S 116.767°E / -31.883; 116.767